# Exponents: Multiplying Terms

### Students will learn how to multiply terms that have exponents.

### Objectives:

• Students will learn how to multiply terms that have exponents.

• Students will learn how to use exponents to multiply whole quantities.

• Students will practice multiplying terms and whole quantities.

### Suggested Grades:

Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Ninth Grade - including special education students

Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).

### Lesson Excerpt:

- "We have been learning about exponents, and today we are going to be learning about how to multiply terms that have exponents. First, let's review a little of what we already know about exponents. Who can tell me what operation exponents are a short cut for?"

- Student answer- multiplication

II. Multiplying Terms

- Note: Calculators will be helpful to all students during this lesson.

- "Now we know that exponents are a shortcut for multiplication, and we have been working on writing terms using that shortcut. But what happens when we have two terms with exponents that we are going to multiply together? Well, that is what we are going to learn about today. Here is an example:"

- On Board: (3b)(4b)

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## Lesson Printables:

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